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Google to sink pirate websites in search rankings

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Things are looking up...

    "Google on Friday said it is tweaking its search formula to give higher priority to legal content and sink rankings for websites hit with piracy complaints...."

    http://news.yahoo.com/google-sink-pirat … 19368.html

    1. hazelwood4 profile image81
      hazelwood4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, this an awesome addition to Google.  Thank you for sharing!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A long time coming...

        A second article: http://news.yahoo.com/google-voluntaril … 16430.html

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeay, PDS is back. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I intend to live long and prosper. big_smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Good. big_smile

  2. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    If you look back at Google's original announcement, this algorithm change isn't specifically targeting piracy sites.

    It's a change to Google's ranking of websites based on the number of DMCA takedown notices received about that website.

    I think article sites like Hubpages may not be entirely immune to such an algo tweak, since over the years there probably have been some DMCA takedown notices filed against HP due to the improper actions of one member or another. Hopefully, if the majority of a site's content has NOT received a takedown notice, this factor's bite will be mitigated.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Greekgeek, do you think this could affect individual subdomains? Even if HP did have some DMCA's before?

      1. ptosis profile image82
        ptosisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        where would be a link on if/how many DMCA HP has? Can we look this up?

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I doubt this info is public. Google would have it as they're filed to the

  3. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    I don't think it's a problem in general with this site. It's only a select group of people who steal content. Staff has never mentioned it nor have others.

  4. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    I wonder if they may go by a percentage type of thing and/or if they may go by notices against the actual owner of the site - like the people who set up and run whole blogs full of copied stuff.  I'd think HP might be better off if something along those lines is what they'll do.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    And another article with lots of worthy links.

    http://news.yahoo.com/google-making-har … 00199.html

  6. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    Promises, promises.

  7. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    Haha! Youtube will be in trouble then!

  8. Omnivium profile image76
    Omniviumposted 4 years ago

    As long as mp3 rocket still works, I'm happy.

 
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